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Modi Announces New Scheme for Rooftop Solar Panels

Modi Announces New Scheme for Rooftop Solar Panels


NEW DELHI, Jan 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, soon after returning from Ayodhya where he was the chief guest at the consecration ceremony of the Ram Temple, said he had decided to begin a new scheme to help people set up solar panels at their homes. The decision, he indicated, was inspired by the realisation that “all devotees of the world get energy from the light of Suryavanshi Lord Shri Ram.”

“The first decision I have taken after returning from Ayodhya is that our government will launch “Pradhanmantri Suryodaya Yojana” with the target of installing rooftop solar on 1 crore houses,” Mr Modi said in a post on X. “This will not only reduce the electricity bill of the poor and middle class, but will also make India self-reliant in the field of energy,” he added. No other detail of the proposed scheme was given.

Apparently the idea came from the Ram Temple where while addressing the gathering Mr Modi had said “Lord Ram was the ‘energy’ and today is the dawn of a new era.” “Ram is not fire, he is energy. Ram is not a dispute, he is a solution. Ram is not just ours, he is everyone’s,” the Prime Minister had said.

“Today, we did not just see the pran pratishtha of Ram Lalla’s idol, but also the pran pratishtha of the unbreakable unity of India,” added PM Modi, who celebrated the evening by lighting dias at his Delhi home.

(Manas Dasgupta)



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